La Grande Girls Win Home XC Meet

LA GRANDE – Led by sophomore Emily Tubbs first place showing, the La Grande girls cross country team both hosted and won the Tiger Invite on Friday, October 8.

With 35 points, La Grande outdueled second-place Baker’s 51 points and Union’s 53 points. Imbler, with 80 points, finished fourth in the standings.

Tubbs had to beat teammate Cecilia Villagomez, a freshman, for the race title. Running a personal best time of 19 minutes, 32.60 seconds, Tubbs saw Villagomez also run her personal best time of 20:45.90.

Baker senior Emma Baeth was third and Tiger sophomore Kiah Carlson grabbed the fourth spot. Union’s best finish came in the fifth spot as senior Audrey Wells came in at 21:36.50.

Imbler cracked the top ten when sophomore Austyn Turner placed ninth. Elgin had a top 20 finish as sophomore Charlee Morehead placed 19th.

The boy’s title went to Union as the Bobcats downed the larger schools. Union put up 24 points on the score board with second-place Baker scoring 46. The host La Grande boys were third with 77 points and Elgin finished fourth followed by McLoughlin.

Though not picking up a team score, Pine Eagle had a reason to cheer when senior Caleb Brown was the race winner. Brown and Union’s Taylor Fox were the only two runners to complete the course in under 18 minutes with Brown running a 17:04.30 and Fox taking a time of 17:51.00.

Union also had sophomore Eli Williams grab third place, just missing the 17-minute mark with a time of 18:00.40.

Baker’s top finish came at fourth with junior Thaddeus Pepera and the host Tigers saw junior Caleb Murie place sixth for La Grande’s top runner.

For Imbler, the team was led by freshman Adam Gordon in 11th while McLoughlin saw junior Ethan Jones place 14th. Elgin sophomore Jacob Peden was 15th.

Girls’ team scores: 1. La Grande, 35. 2. Baker, 51. 3. Union, 53. 4. Imbler, 80.

Girls’ individual results: 1. Emily Tubbs (La Grande), 19:32.60. 2. Cecilia Villagomez (La Grande), 20:45.90. 3. Emma Baeth (Baker), 20:56.40. 4. Kiah Carlson (La Grande), 21:08.00. 5. Audrey Wells (Union), 21:36.50. 6. Faith Calhoun (La Grande), 21:41.90. 7. Sydney Lamb (Baker), 22:04.90. 8. Sofia Kaaen (Baker), 22:19.10. 9. Austyn Turner (Imbler), 22:33.30. 10. Audrey Garlitz (Union),       22:41.10. 11. Kaci Baxter (Union), 22:52.20. 12. Hailey Davis (Union), 23:16.00. 13. Kendra Counsell (Imbler), 23:32.10. 14. Helen Gordon (Imbler), 23:59.20. 15. Jayda Blackburn (Union), 24:09.40. 16. Emma Timm (Baker), 24:15.70. 17. Katie Spaugh (Baker), 24:22.30. 18. Paige Marlia (Baker), 25:00.20. 19. Charlee Morehead (Elgin), 25:03.00. 20. Annastasia Johnson (Baker), 25:58.50. 21. Danielle O’Reilly (Union), 26:21.20. 22. JoJo Turner (Imbler), 26:36.10. 23. Anne Sweet (La Grande), 26:52.00. 24. Avery Collier (Baker), 27:24.40. 25. Sarah Plummer (Baker), 27:40.50. 26. Cassidy Ritter (Imbler), 28:58.20. 27. Lilly Collins (Baker), 31:32.60. 28. Brooke Eckstein (Elgin), 32:11.50.

Boys’ team results: 1. Union, 24. 2. Baker, 46. 3. La Grande, 77. 4. Elgin, 104. 5. McLoughlin, 109.

Boys’ individual results: 1. Caleb Brown (Pine Eagle), 17:04.30. 2. Taylor Fox (Union), 17:51.00. 3. Eli Williams (Union), 18:00.40. 4. Thaddeus Pepera (Baker), 18:05.70. 5. Nathanael O’Reilly (Union), 18:14.70. 6. Caleb Murie (La Grande), 18:34.00. 7. Jordan Mills (Baker), 18:56.50. 8. Daniel Brown (Baker), 19:09.10. 9. Skyler Perkins (Union), 19:13.00. 10. David McDonald (Union), 19:35.30. 11. Adam Gordon (Imbler), 19:40.70. 12. Noah Platz (Union), 19:42.90. 13. Donald Sweet (La Grande), 19:44.20. 14. Ethan Jones (McLoughlin), 20:01.80. 15. Jacob Peden (Elgin), 20:03.60. 16. Seth Mastrude (Baker), 20:09.20. 17. Joshua Wilson (Elgin), 20:17.80. 18. Peyton Waters (Baker), 20:18.10. 19. Connor Heather (La Grande), 20:18.20. 20. Derek Antonson (McLoughlin), 20:43.30. 21. Logan Pedro (Union), 20:43.60. 22. Xabi Jimenez (Union), 21:03.60. 23. Phoenix Schultze (Elgin), 21:04.20. 24. Clinton Tarvin (Imbler), 21:06.00. 25. Gideon Tubbs (Pine Eagle), 21:23.80. 26. Patrick Sheehy (Union), 21:25.50. 27. Koy Wadsworth (Union), 21:41.10. 28. Michael Gisi (La Grande), 21:46.30. 29. Max Knifong (McLoughlin), 22:01.20. 30. Dallin Perry (La Grande), 22:01.60. 31. Reeve Damschen (Baker), 22:08.00. 32. Sean Peden (Elgin), 22:13.00. 33. River Clark (Baker), 22:15.70. 34. Tanner Lucas (Baker), 22:28.90. 35. Gio Perez (McLoughlin), 22:54.20. 36. Noah Wells (Union), 23:00.90. 37. Chaz Howard (La Grande), 23:15.10. 38. Isaac Lee (Union), 23:56.50. 39. Mathew Wernicke (Baker), 24:53.20. 40. Gaige Birmingham (Baker), 25:33.50. 41. Seth Holden (Baker), 26:02.10. 42. Zach Mola (Imbler), 26:08.80. 43. Riley Martinez (La Grande), 27:14.20. 44. Declan Guguire (McLoughlin), 27:23.90. 45. Tobyn Wells (La Grande), 31:20.80. 46. Preston Westenskow (La Grande), 33:17.70. 47. Dalton Campo (Elgin), 34:37.50.